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      Supplement 5. Going to the towels every time the...

      Supplement 5. Going to the towels every time the rules allow it is a Good Thing if you are actually sweaty. See Rules 1 and 54. Doing it simply because you think it looks "pro" is a crime against...
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      From my observations over a long time, I think...

      From my observations over a long time, I think LordPippington's observation is often true. Not an absolute rule, definitely not for everybody with wristy forehands. But often. And if I remember...
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      table tennis is a constant struggle between...

      table tennis is a constant struggle between getting a lot of racket speed on certain shots while keeping the number of 'degrees of freedom' under enough control that you can execute consistently and...
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      Supplement 4. If you buy a blade on Aliexpress...

      Supplement 4. If you buy a blade on Aliexpress you should not ask people here if it is fake or not.
    5. Certainly with respect to the part about the OP...

      Certainly with respect to the part about the OP being stripped naked.
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      I know for certain that if my wrist was a little...

      I know for certain that if my wrist was a little looser I would generate more spin and power. That seems pretty clear from the times when I have videotaped myself. I have tried to change that at...
    7. I think there are many different things that...

      I think there are many different things that cause people to make purchasing choices. The OP has found one that for him is a moral stand (might as well mention Tibet too). I can definitely respect...
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      Yes. Rule 6. That is correct Dr. Evil. It is...

      Yes. Rule 6. That is correct Dr. Evil. It is easy to see why you are a doctor.

      It is of course also implied by Rule 88.
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      Ba'al approves of this.

      Ba'al approves of this.
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      That could include languages "not of this world"...

      That could include languages "not of this world" in the H. P. Lovecraft sense, where merely hearing it would be enough to drive most men insane.
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      I would go ahead and do it the same way. It...

      I would go ahead and do it the same way. It should be fine.
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      There is no point to it. The effect of speed...

      There is no point to it. The effect of speed glue is much greater than you can ever get with booster. This is probably true even with modern rubbers that are not designed for speed glue.

      bear in...
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      Yes Ba'al is merely the messenger.

      Yes Ba'al is merely the messenger.
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      Good question. The crossover point for...

      Good question.

      The crossover point for penholders (where you jam someone, in other words, where it is not clear to the opponent if they should use a forehand or a backhand) is more to the side...
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      Also, as a former skateboard pro, you can...

      Also, as a former skateboard pro, you can probably wear the bandana with panache.
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      Carl, Ba'al appreciates malevolence as much as...

      Carl, Ba'al appreciates malevolence as much as the next Canannite fertility deity. All the same, your malevolent air will have to be achieved in some other way. Black socks certainly CAN be...
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      Bricec, your perceptiveness is a good sign that...

      Bricec, your perceptiveness is a good sign that you are now or soon will be one of the table tennis illuminati. Perhaps it is because you are from France and have studied philosophy on the Left...
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      Sigh. Not this again. Yes, 70 to 100 M/sec...

      Sigh. Not this again.

      Yes, 70 to 100 M/sec for type A myelinated fibers. But you have at least 4 synapses before any information reaches the first neuron in the somatosensory cortex. Each...
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      The calculations I made were how long it takes...

      The calculations I made were how long it takes for a nerve impulse to reach your brain from your hand and I compared that to what various people measured with high speed video for the actual dwell...
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      Supplement 3. You should not believe that...

      Supplement 3. You should not believe that "Special Editions" of blades are better than the original versions. That Golden Badge and nice box doesn't actually affect the ball.

      The exception to...
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      Serve dead (lowspin) balls. Alternate short and...

      Serve dead (lowspin) balls. Alternate short and very deep.
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      Supplement 2. If you are interested in person as...

      Supplement 2. If you are interested in person as a long-term partner, bringing them to your table tennis club may not be a great idea unless you are a professional player or are already mutually...
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      Yes Mathias. And clearly you are one of...

      Yes Mathias. And clearly you are one of illuminati since you do not scream cho like a barbarian. But the 100 - 1 Rules are no longer "unspoken". After all,

      Ba'al has spoken.

      So it is...
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      Supplement 1. On table tennis forums you should...

      Supplement 1. On table tennis forums you should not actually answer requests about alternatives to Tenergy with anything other than sarcasm.
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      The Gods of Table Tennis have benevolently...

      The Gods of Table Tennis have benevolently bestowed the 100-1 Rules.

      It is certainly possible that they will bestow various supplements and appendices as necessary to guide faithfull and obsessive...
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